No more plastic grocery bags in the bins
The CVRD supports the controversial Multi Materials BC Recycling program which starts Monday because it will pay them about 34 dollars per household to continue operating their recycling programs.
That’s nearly double what those programs cost to operate.
Jason Adair, superintendent, Solid Waste Operations with the Cowichan Valley Regional District says council hasn’t yet decided what they will do with the extra cash but it would likely be used for some other form of a garbage diversion program…..
Councillors with the City of Duncan opted to put the extra cash into a glass bottle recycling program and those bottles are now collected from households once a month.
The biggest change in the collection of waste with the new program is film plastics, like grocery bags will no longer be accepted in the curb-side recycling bins throughout the Cowichan Valley.
However, plastic bags can still be recycled all CVRD recycling depots.